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to their surrounds. we want to educate the people who use the technology to be a little bit more assertive and careful about their surrounds. we've launched a be careful campaign eyes up and keep fiscally on our own ridership to help us to get to zero crime on muni. i know that sounds like impossible but we need to have a goal in order to challenge everyone to pay attention when you've got your eyes up and your phones down earring to be be engaging in our surroundings and we're going to have this done.
you're going to see multiple cultural senile and the inspectors will be reminding folks. you'll have officers talking to people hey can you get your eyes up and your phones down. that will help with this movement. we think we can get to zero crime on our muni railways by directing the engagement of our ridership and working with the officers and all the muni folks around us and working with the general public when they have an increased ridership during the holidays. this is my way of saying sfmta and the entire board and everyone on our camera team the drivers and inspects included
and thanks to the officers behind me but all the officers working in every station day to day. they're doing their best we know whether it's market street or in the bayview they're all the rates are coming down because everyone is much more aware and we're helping each other. so congratulations but let's talk about eyes up and phones down. let's put that million dollars in the event in the city. thank you very much and congratulations (clapping.) thank you very much many mr. maybe mayor, i think you can hear the passion and the commitment to the issue in comfortably the situation were we certainly share that
compassion. our number one goal is safety. our number two is implementing the policy that was put in place thirty years by the board of supervisors it's making transit an attractive option for people to take. we need to make minnesota attractive it has to be resemble and save. we don't want people making a calculus how to get from point a to b by unsafe feeling. our trait goal is a safe transit system and that was for that system our cleave got together with our police commander and put together a - work together to put together this program to secure the grants. that he it was really chief, sir
and his officers that have been responsible for the numbers the tremendous media progress and so happy to bring up our cities great police chief sir, >> thanks ed. i have to tell you it's a great pleasure to be a police chief where where i have the support of the da and the former police commander and everyone comes together. this program that was 234ish9d through this grant that put additionally police proteins on the buses it's an 80 percent decline over a thirty day period and a better than 70 percent decline in theft. those are not insignificant
numbers. we can be better through awareness and education that can really impact if we engage with the community to make things better. two out of every 3 robberies involve a smart phone. if the people will remember to keep eyes up and phones down do make our phones available to be taken. i have often been goaded e quoted nobody is stealing books on muni we can get our robberies by double dignities in san francisco were it not for the alarming rate of cell phone they feel e theft. be smart you wouldn't walk detain the street counting
hundreds of dollars. i want to take the opportunity to talk about property crime up ticking here in san francisco as it is across the state. please don't leave anything visible in our car or your gps system available in our car. we don't want this to be in the hands of the thieves. put them in the trunk. don't offer load yourselves looking at to be hit by thieves. keep san francisco save. i want to talk about a grant that the police department has won through the office of
traffic safety through regional highway traffic safety for drunk driving. drunk and drunk driving has resulted in 25 thousand or more people and it's the number one killer on our adheres we've received grant for education and dui check points and the campaign for other a little. please designated drivers be smart let's have a great holiday season everyone come to san francisco and shop but pay attention to the price tags and not to your cell phones. thank you >> thank you, chief. i think there's a theme running through all of this is awareness and distraction while your using
our phones we want you to help us raise the profile we'll have more officers on muni and inspects handing out your screen cleaners. just to try to better engage with folks. the chief as inspired me to consider a new partnership we'll be connecting the library. i want to thank you you outlining all you're helping to spread this message so happy to take some questions so we like to think with the
officers it's loaves and fishes and they'll be everywhere we don't say for purposes we won't be where we're not. the citizens have talked about the improvements and the numbers are fantastic. how about plenty of cops and they'll be everywhere. the number of officers in the san francisco police department remains the same although the director ruskin mentioned that the board of supervisors are staffing united states we have about one hundred officers but the officers are discharged through the muni.
numbers of arrests in the police department are way up across the board >> the number of - i don't have it handy but i can get it for you. no, but that's worth mentioning dan referenced with the people on the bus were so e.r. grossed in the technology of their cell phones they didn't notice the gunman. we want to tell me to pay attention to your cell phone usage. right so david's question what about the secondary market in
cell phone its way too easy to move a cell phone. that's why i said you wouldn't walk down the street carrying cash. in the the first time we've actually made more robbery arrests because people prefer to traffic in cell phones than drugs it's a secondary item. so the question was don't the new apple technology the lock that makes the brick phone contribute to that. there's so many other cell phones out there but we encourage any marker of any cell phone to enable the bringing technology because if it's not
here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife. >> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see people with a drink in their hands, getting to know maybe
somebody new, may be looking for a day, or chatting with friends. there jellyfish. i mean, they are beautiful. >> the culmination of the animals. >> it is very impressive. we do not have this at home. >> tell us a little about some of the spider's we see here on display. >> at the california academy of sciences, there is a very large collection of preserved and live specimens, which are the evidence about evolution. we have the assassin spiders, which are spiders that exclusively kill and eat other spiders. they are under the microscope here. research done and the california academy's i rhinology lab suggests that the assassin spiders have been doing this for over 150 million years. this glassed in room is a real
scientific laboratory, and the people in that room are preparing specimens of vertebrate, that is mammals and birds. the way they do this is to remove the skin, sew it together in a relatively lifelike pose, and ensure that it does not decompose. >> i am a really big class actress fan, so i am here to see them, and beer week. >> i wanted to learn something and have fun. >> i always enjoy it. i am not all is well -- always working as i am tonight. sometimes i come to enjoy the music and to dance. ♪ >> culturewire covers the arts in san francisco, and one of my favorite culture artists is here
tonight. jason, thank you for being on culturewire. tell us about some of your posters that we have here today. >> most of the posters here are four specific shows or tours. i am hired by the bands or the venue. >> what is the inspiration behind these posters? >> no, disease of the related to the bay and, of course. music -- it is related to the band, of course the musical content or isn't related to the bed. album covers can come from anywhere. ♪ ♪
>> class actress was great. we have been having so much fun. i did not realize how beautiful the cal academy looks than that. what other events take place here? >> we do corporate events that night on a regular basis. but nightlife is your best bet to come in as a regular person pharmacy the academy at night, and visit with friends. calacademy.org/nightlife. we have details for the next few weeks. you can get tickets online in advance or at the door. >> thank you so much. thank you for watching culturewire on sf gov tv. >> hi. welcome to san
francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at common earthquake myths. >> we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that dogs are aware of an impending
earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth. >> how about time of day?
>> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up into haddes.
>> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many
of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to
go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing, kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity. >> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances. >> where can i buy a richter
scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and their building has been tested is sadly mistaken.
>> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as strong and twice as long and that will give them more of an occasion of the earthquake we would have. 10 percent isn't really the threshold of damage. when you triple it you cross that line. it's much more damage in earthquake. >> i want to thank you, harvey, thanks pat for